Shaquille Richardson

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Shaquille Richardson
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Richardson with the Toronto Argonauts in 2021.
No. 1 – Toronto Argonauts
Personal information
Born: (1992-03-21) March 21, 1992 (age 30)
Compton, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:191 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:Los Alamitos
(Los Alamitos, California)
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 157
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at ·

Shaquille "Shaq" Richardson (born March 21, 1992) is a professional gridiron football cornerback for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona.

High school[edit]

Richardson attended Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California, where he was an All-Region selection. As a senior, he made 38 tackles and five interceptions on defense and 31 receptions for 540 yards and five touchdowns on offense.

Considered a three-star recruit by, he was rated as the 30th best cornerback prospect of his class.[1]

College career[edit]

Richardson originally enrolled in school at UCLA but upon being one of three freshman players dismissed by the team, along with his cousin Paul Richardson and Josh Shirley. After his dismissal, he chose to attend the University of Arizona from 2010 to 2013. In 2010, he played in all 13 games as a true freshman, starting three. In his first career start against Washington State, he intercepted two passes. He finished the season with 29 tackles, seven pass break-ups, one forced fumble and two picks. In 2011, he played in and started 10 games, recording 47 tackles, a team leading four interceptions (73 yards), five pass break-ups and one forced fumble. In 2012, he played in all 13 games with 11 starts. He recorded 58 total tackles, one interception and 14 pass break-ups. In 2013, he started all 13 games, recording 55 tackles, including three for loss, three interceptions and four pass break-ups.

Professional career[edit]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Richardson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round (157th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[2] He was cut from the Steelers 53-man roster prior to the start of the regular season but was then signed to their practice squad.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On February 26, 2015, Richardson signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.[3] He was waived by the Chiefs on April 21.[4]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On July 31, 2015, Richardson was signed by the Arizona Cardinals.[5] On August 31, 2015, he was cut by the Cardinals.[6]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On November 17, 2015, Richardson was signed to the Titans' practice squad.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On May 17, 2016, Richardson signed a 2-year, $960,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers.[7] He was waived on July 14, 2016.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On January 9, 2018, Richardson signed a reserve/future contract with the Oakland Raiders.[8] He was waived/injured on August 6, 2018 and was placed on injured reserve.[9] He was released on August 23, 2018.

Arizona Hotshots[edit]

Richardson later joined the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football. He was placed on injured reserve on January 30, 2019.[10] He was activated from injured reserve on March 6, 2019. The league ceased operations in April 2019.[11]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

In October 2019, Richardson was signed by the Toronto Argonauts to their practice roster, and then later promoted to their active roster.[12] He signed a contract extension with the Argonauts on January 14, 2021.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Shaquille Richardson's cousin is wide receiver Paul Richardson.


  1. ^ Shaquille Richardson – Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ Pittsburgh selects Arizona CB Shaquille Richardson with the first of two fifth round picks
  3. ^ Chiefs sign cornerback Shaquille Richardson
  4. ^ Alper, Josh (April 21, 2015). "Chiefs waive 2014 Steelers fifth-rounder Shaquille Richardson". Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  5. ^ Urban, Darren (July 31, 2015). "Cardinals add a cornerback". Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  6. ^ Urban, Darren (August 31, 2015). "Lorenzo Alexander, Dave Zastudil Among Cuts". Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "Shaquille Richardson contract". Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "Raiders Sign DB Shaquille Richardson To Futures Deal". January 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Raiders Sign CB Raysean Pringle; Waive/Injured DB Shaquille Richardson". August 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Arizona Hotshots Week One Game Time Changed". Our Sports Central. February 2, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  11. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "Argos sign Shaquille Richardson to practice roster". 15 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Argos extend Richardson and Simba". January 14, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.

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